Production + Research

Together, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research and Studio Sofia Souidi develop an innovative material that meets the contemporary expectations of architects, designers and engineers without sacrificing quality and stability standards.


For Superwood,  the institute develops an adhesive composition that is based on casein gained from food waste. This makes it possible to dispense with formaldehyde as an adhesive and produce a natural wood-based material. The material undergoes various quality tests and exceeds the maximum stability standards for MDF according to DIN.


Sofia Souidi, as the initiator of the project, is involved in the development from the very beginning. As an industrial designer she is familiar with various manufacturing processes and has a broad technical understanding. Due to her design background, she nevertheless looks at a standardized process from the outside, brings in new impulses and explores the limits of what is feasible.